Program Manager, HBCD Study

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is committed to advancing the science on drug use and addiction and applying that knowledge to improve individual and public health. To achieve this goal, the Division of Extramural Research (DER) within NIDA provides management and oversight on the development, implementation, and coordination of NIDA’s extramural programs, policies, reviews, and operations planning. DER is seeking exceptional candidates for multiple positions, including:

Program Manager, HBCD Study | GS 12/13 (Program Specialist or Program Analyst or HSPA) 

The HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study will recruit a large cohort of pregnant women, including some from regions of the country significantly affected by the opioid crisis and follow them and their children through early childhood. The study will collect information beginning at birth and continuing through early childhood, including structural and functional brain imaging; anthropometrics; medical history; family history; biospecimens; and social, emotional, and cognitive development. The incumbent for this position will serve as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for the biospecimens and communications contracts supporting the HBCD Study; participate on various HBCD workgroups; support the HBCD Project Director in operationalizing the study; co-lead the Community Engagement and Dissemination Workgroup; help coordinate the overall communications efforts needed for HBCD in both the launch and the retention phases; and perform other duties as needed.  COR training and scientific background in areas related to the study goals are preferred.  

For more information and how to apply, contact Michelle Freund freundm@mail.nih.gov

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